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Rising Sun Start-up Presentations Part 1

Rising Sun Start-up Presentations Part 1
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

We’re delighted to be co-hosting the Rising Sun Start-Up presentation here at The Next Web conference. 24 startups have been selected to present and we’ve just had the first six.

Let’s give you an overview:


The Next WebWondefully presented by co-founder Bruno Pedro. Tarpipe is an easy way to share your photos across the plethora of the internets photo sharing sites and social networks.

To share your photos you are given just one email address where you send your photos to. They then get posted to as many or as few of the social sites you’ve selected.


The Next WebMendelay aims to be the for Research. Socially connecting research libraries, making it easier to discover relevant research papers on any topic.

The startup essentially aims to enable academics to manage and share their research paper inventory whilst connecting to like-minded people and papers thanks to the algorithms they have in place.


The Next WebYourTour is a nifty personalised holiday planner.

Designed to be ultra simple yet as customizable as you’d like, simply select the regions your interested in visiting (currently only France), select your preferences and they’ll build a personalized tour just for you.

To be clear, YourTour is not a travel agency, it’s an innovative technology for planning customized tours. YourTour offers its technology to put you in charge of your tour and you make your own bookings as you see fit.


The Next WebMimicMe, aims to revolutionize online clothes shopping with an online 3D fitting room. Users can try digitalized clothes, seek opinions from other members of the site and collaboratively select outfits that work.

You essentially create an avatar with your own measurements (height, leg length, waist etc..) and then fashion yourself with the latest clothing from high street stores.


The Next WebAroxo’s goal is to flip and reverse how people buy and sell online – handing power to the buyer rather than the seller.

How does it work? Well, Buyers name their price, sellers target buyers, buyers can negotiate and Aroxo acts as the middle man. The site offers built in feedback and do some of their own due diligence to ensure sellers are up to scratch.


Currently in Private Alpha with a beta due this summer, Citicins brings custom city guides to your doorstep. The tool brings original content about various worldwide cities

Citicins is all about original customizable content with a unique social layer on top of it all. No matter what major city you’re heading to, Citicins will bring you a unique guide featuring content from across the web as well as your friends across the social network you use. What’s even more interesting is that your guides can also be provided in hard copy as well as digital.